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Information to these Train Sets derived from old catalogues and leaflets (1954 to 1964), published annually by the Swiss mail order company Franz Carl Weber (FCW) - as German mail order companies (in the US it was e.g. J.J. Newberry) did as well. While reading different FCW-catalogues I realized same set numbers with different contents. This refers especially to the sets 237, 238, 1610, 1612, 1637 and 1638.

Let me think about the "E" add-on to some of the sets: in German price lists the letter "E" appears first in 1960 - and disappears again in 1964 - concerning trains only. As there are same numbers with and without "E" - the "E-version" is the older one. That helps a little bid determining the age of your sets.

 
Many Thanks to Leen Kalden from the Netherlands for excellent picture and knowledge supply.
 
Follow the underlined links and you will see pictures and more detailed information of the corresponding Sets.
  Train Sets
Number  
100 3 x 001, 7 x 002, 1 x 004, 1 x 005, 12 x 009, 1 x 011, 1 x 013, 1 x 017
101 5 x 001, 14 x 002, 5 x 004, 1 x 005, 13 x 009, 2 x 010, 1 x 011, 1 x 012, 1 x 013, 1 x 017, leaflet "How to handle"
149 1 x 001, 1 x 504, 1 x 013, 2 x 002, 12 x 009 - in the 1958 price list
150 3 x 001, 6 x 002, 1 x 004, 1 x 005, 12 x 009, 1 x 011, 1 x 013
151 3 x 001, 12 x 002, 1 x 003, 3 x 004, 1 x 005, 2 x 007, 12 x 009, 1 x 011, 1 x 012, 1 x 013, 2 x 015, 1 x 017,  leaflet "How to handle..."
155 5 x 001, 23 x 002, 1 x 003, 4 x 004, 1 x 005, 1 x 006, 4 x 007, 22 x 009, 1 x 010, 1 x 011, 1 x 012, 1 x 013, 6 x 015, 5 x 016, 1 x 017
200 2 x 002, 12 x 009, 1 x 500, 2 x 520 - Novelty 1958 at FCW in Switzerland. The German 1958 price list does not list the 2 straight tracks. This set was offered as 205 in 1960 and later.
201 9 x 002, 1 x 004, 12 x 009, 1 x 011, 1 x 017, 1 x 500, 2 x 520 A, 1 x 522 - in the 1958 price list
205 2 x 002, 12 x 009, 1 x 500, 2 x 520 - re-numbered set 200 (1960 and later)
206 9 x 002, 1 x 004, 12 x 009, 1 x 011, 1 x 017, 1 x 500, 2 x 520, 1 x 522
210 12 x 009, 1 x 500, 1 x 511, 1 x 522 - in the 1958 price list - renumbered in 1960 as Set 215
211 9 x 002, 1 x 004, 12 x 009, 1 x 011, 1 x 017, 1 x 500, 3 x 522 - in the 1958 price list
214 1 x 001, 4 x 002, 12 x 009, 1 x 013 (1013) or 550 (1550), 1 x 021, 1 x 022, 1 x 502
215 2 x 002, 12 x 009, 1 x 500, 1 x 511, 1 x 522
220 6 x 002, 12 x 009, 1 x 013a, 1 x 510, 1 x 511
230 1 x 001, 2 x 002, 1 x 005, 12 x 009, 1 x 013, 1 x 502, clockwork - in Switzerland offered as FCW-special edition
231 / 1631 Variation wagon sets incl. Diesel loco
232 / 1632 Variation wagon sets incl. Steam loco
235 4 versions of this set
237 5 versions of this set
238 / 1638 "Mobile Zoo"
239 2 versions of this set
240 / 1640 Passenger Train Sets
241 1 x 002, 12 x 009, 1 x 017, 1 x 013, 2 x 509
245 2 x 001, 10 x 002, 1 x 004, 1 x 005, 1 x 007, 12 x 009, 1 x 011, 1 x 013b, 2 x 014, 1 x 017, 1 x 021, 1 x 022, 1 x 511 und 1 x 512 - Novelty 1971
250 / Vedes 2 x 001 Tipper, 2 x 002 straight track, 1 x 005 shovel, 12 x 009 curved track, 1 x 505 log transporter and 1 x 550 plastic steam loco - or 013 Diesel
270 2 x 002, 12 x 009, 1 x 1550, 1 x 512, 1 x 515
600 6 x 002, 1 x 004, 1 x 005, 12 x 009, 1 x 011, 1 x 500, 1 x 502, 1 x 503, 1 x 504, leaflet "How to handle..." - Novelty 1953
601 12 x 002, 4 x 004, 1 x 005, 14 x 009, 1 x 010, 1 x 011, 1 x 012, 1 x 500, 1 x 501, 1 x 502, 1 x 503, 1 x 504, 1 x 505, leaflet "How to handle..."
650 1 x 001, 11 x 002, 1 x 004, 1 x 005, 12 x 009, 1 x 011, 1 x 017, 1 x 500, 1 x 502, 1 x 503 and 1 x 504
1600 E 2 x 002, 1 x 005, 12 x 009, 1 x 020, 1 x 511, 1 x 1500, 1 x 1502, Plastic tub and coal bag,
1601 E 2 x 002, 1 x 005, 12 x 009, 1 x 020, 1 x 511, 1 x 1020 E, 1 x 1022, Plastic tub and coal bag, approx 1957 - difference to set 1600 E is the loco and tender
1604 E 12 x 002, 2 x 004, 1 x 005, 14 x 009, 1 x 010, 1 x 011, 1 x 020, 1 x 510, 1 x 511, 1 x 512, 1 x 1013 (E), 1 x 1015, Plastic tub and coal bag
1605 E 12 x 002, 2 x 004, 1 x 005, 14 x 009, 1 x 010, 1 x 011, 1 x 020, 1 x 510, 1 x 511, 1 x 512, 1 x 1020 E, 1 x 1022, Plastic tub and coal bag, approx 1957 - difference to set 1604 E is the loco and tender
1606 E 12 x 002, 2 x 004, 1 x 005, 14 x 009, 1 x 010, 1 x 011, 1 x 020, 1 x 510, 1 x 511, 1 x 512, 1 x 1013 (E), 1 x 1504, Plastic tub and coal bag, approx 1957 - difference to set 1604 E is the loco and tender
1609 E 12 x 002, 2 x 004, 1 x 005, 14 x 009, 1 x 010, 1 x 011, 1 x 020, 1 x 510, 1 x 511, 1 x 512, 1 x 1500 E, 1 x 1504, leaflet "How to handle...", 
1610 Train sets 1610 and 1610 E
1612  Train sets 1612 E and 1612
1615 Set 1615 and the Newberry Train Set
1617 2 x 002, 12 x 009, 2 x 515, 1 x 1550
1618 1 x 001, 4 x 002, 12 x 009, 1 x 010, 1 x 021, 1 x 022, 1 x 023, 1 x 502, 1 x 1013
1620 1620 and 1620 E
1635 2 x 001, 2 x 002, 12 x 009, 1 x 1013b
1637 several different contents
1639 2 x 001, 2 x 002, 1 x 005, 12 x 009, 1 x 1013
1650 E Passenger Train Set
1660 E German and Swiss Version
2000 BillerBahn 2000, 2-piece diorama, 2 x 001 plastic, 1 x 005, 1 x 022, 1 x 021, 1 x Diesel loco - either clockwork or battery driven
 
So far I couldn't figure out any Biller typical catalogue No. for the following train sets - therefore I just named them "no No. - x"
 
no No. - 1 2 x 002, 12 x 009, 1 x 513, 1 x 515 black, 1 x 1550 - possibly assembled from "left-over" parts after production had ceased?
no No. - 2 4 x 002, 12 x 009, 1 x 520 B red passenger coach, 1 x 523 fridge car, 1 x 1550 - possibly assembled from "left-over" parts after production had ceased?
no No. - 3 2 x 001, 6 x 002, 12 x 009, 1 x 013, 1 x 502, 1 x 503
no No. - 4 4 x 002, 12 x 009k, 1 x 511, 1 x 513, 1 x 1550
no No. - 5 6 x 002, 1 x 004, 1 x 005, 12 x 009, 1 x 011, 1 x 019, 1 x 500, 1 x 502, 1 x 503, 1 x 504 - as shown in the OBLETTER Toy Store catalogue 1961/62
no No. - 6 2 x 001, 6 x 002, 1 x 004, 1 x 005, 12 x 009, 1 x 011, 1 x 013, 1 x 503, - as seen in the VEDES catalogue of the VIRNICH Toy Store in Nuremberg
no No. - 7 2 x 001 Tipper, 6 x 002, 12 x 009, 1 x 013 B red Diesel, 1 x 501 Flat Car, 1 x 502 Gondola, leaflet "How to handle..."
no No. - 8 6 x 002, 1 x 004 Bumper, 1 x 005 Shovel, 12 x 009, 1 x 010, 1 x 013 Diesel, 3 x 502 Gondola, "How to handle..."
no No. 10 12 x 002, 12 x 009, 2 x 520 A gr. Passenger Coach, 2 x 522 br. Goods wagon, 1 x 1500 el. Steam, 1 x 1505 Battery-Tender, "How to handle..."
no No. 12 4 x 002, 1 x 005, 12 x 009, 1 x 501, 1 x 502, 1 x 1550
no No. 13 4 x 002, 12 x 009, 1 x 013, 1 x 019, 1 x 522, 1 x 524
no No. 14 2 x 002, 12 x 009, 1 x 1550, 1 x 515, 1 x 520 B
no No. 15 2 x 002, 12 x 009, 1 x 512, 1 x 515, 1 x 1550
no No. 16 4 x 002, 12 x 009, 1 x 505, 1 x 523, 1 x 524, 1 x 1013 B
no No. 17 2 x 002, 12 x 009, 1 x 013, 1 x 510, 1 x 513
no No. 18 1 x 001, 6 x 002, 12 x 009, 1 x 010, 1 x 011, 1 x 013, 1 x 019-3, 1 x 502, 1 x 504
 

 

  Track - / supplementary Sets
   
E 0 6 x 002, 1 x 003, 2 x 004, 2 x 007, 1 x 012, 2 x 015
E 1 3 different versions
E 2 - 1 11 x 002, 1 x 004, 1 x 006, 2 x 007, 10 x 009, 1 x 010, 4 x 015, 5 x 016 - Novelty 1953
E 2 - 2 6 x 002, 1 x 004, 1 x 011, 1 x 017 and 1 x 021 - Novelty 1965
E 3 10 x 002, 10 x 009, 1 x 010, 1 x 011, 1 x 012, 1 x 520, 1 x 522
E 4 2 x 002, 4 x 002 1/2, 6 x 009, 1 x 012 and 1 x 021 - Novelty 1965
Z 0 Track Set: 2 x 002 und 12 x 009
Z 1 Track Set: 7 x 002, 1 x 004, 1 x 010 - blister pack - Novelty 1971
Z 2 Track Set: 2 x 002, 2 x 002 1/2, 4 x 009 - blister pack - Novelty 1971
Z 3 Track Set: 4 x 002 1/2, 1 x 012 - blister pack - Novelty 1971
Z 4 Track Set: 1 x 010, 1x 011 - blister pack - Novelty 1971
6002 Track Set: 6 x 002
6009 Track Set: 6 x 009
generated: JUN-22-1999 last update: Spring 2016